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Indian history

Exile and the Kingdom

Sudeep Paul

The writer who famously took India to America was his own biggest story

The Public Archaeologist

In this account of MN Deshpande, the late iconic chief of ASI, Nayanjot Lahiri surpasses her own high standards in history writing

In This World I Only Weep

The exile and exaltation of Meerabai

The Enigma of Heroes

Revolutionary nationalists as guiding spirits

Apostle of the Active Citizen

Why the social vision of Mahadev Govind Ranade is all too important today

Akbar’s Idea of India

The topical reverberations of Ira Mukhoty’s biography of the great Mughal

How Did Indian History Become Myth?

Rama’s memory lives on because of his extraordinary life and persona

Honouring Jadunath Sarkar

India’s foremost archivist-historian was a complete fusspot when it came to details

The Limited Past

The number of allusions to ancient India in the Budget and Economic Survey notwithstanding, if you were not a king, there is really no question any Indian would much rather live in the present financial system

The Colony Writes Back

A magisterial rejoinder to the empire and its apologists

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